Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.
At this age, your child may now understand descriptions and recognise alphabet letters. He will also respond accordingly to commands, "Take the big ball."
Your child can now speak clearly. He starts using pronouns like I, me and you. Besides, he may even count from 1 to 5, or even up to 10.
Be amazed at how your child can jump with both feet together, balance on one foot, climb low obstacles and kick.
Social and emotional development
Your child is more assured of himself, and able to establish relationships with children his age and older. He will also try to do things himself.